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- Kittleson, Mark D.; Meurs, Kathryn M.; Harris, Samantha P.
- Journal of veterinary cardiology 2015 v.17 pp. S53
- Maine coon; adenosine triphosphate; cardiomyopathy; cats; genes; genetic disorders; human genetics; humans; muscle contraction; muscles; mutation; myosin heavy chains; pathogenesis; regulatory proteins; sarcomeres; veterinarians
- ... Mutations in genes that encode for muscle sarcomeric proteins have been identified in humans and two breeds of domestic cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). This article reviews the history, genetics, and pathogenesis of HCM in the two species in order to give veterinarians a perspective on the genetics of HCM.Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in people is a genetic disease that has been called ...
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